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The final Saturday of March saw a mixed bag of results for East Devon teams playing in steps five, six and seven, writes Stephen Birley. Exmouth Town had to settle for a point after their match visit to fellow Toolstation Western League Premier Division (step five) title hopefuls Mousehole, but there was a South West Peninsula League Premier East (step six) clean sheet win for Axminster Town while, at the same level, Sidmouth Town went down to a heavy defeat against top-of-the-table Okehampton and Honiton Town drew their home meeting with Cullompton Rangers. In the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League…

Both Axminster Town and Honiton Town were forced to sit out another weekend when their respective home games in the South West Peninsula League Premier East fell foul of the weather. Sidmouth Town did see action and they picked up a very respectable point from a 1-1 draw with high-flying Newton Abbot Spurs, writes Stephen Birley. The Vikings are now unbeaten in seven games (four wins and three draws) as their bid to avoid a bottom-two finish gathers pace. Liam Carey scored the Town goal and next up for Billy Rouse and his men is a Saturday, March 12, visit…

Storm Eunice severely disrupted the local football schedule in East Devon on the penultimate Saturday of February.  None of the district’s four teams playing in the South West Peninsula League Premier East saw any action, writes Stephen Birley. A level above, Exmouth Town – at Step Five – did manage to play their latest Toolstation Western League game which resulted in a 1-0 Southern Road win over Wellington. A Levi Landricombe goal in the 75th minute saw Town to a third successive home clean sheet success. Town were one of just two clubs to host Western League Premier Division games…

Wins for Exmouth Town and Honiton Town, a draw for Sidmouth Town, and defeats for Axminster Town and Ottery St Mary featured in fixtures for East Devon football sides on Saturday, February 12.  Stephen Birley reports on teams in the district playing at Step Five and Six on the second weekend of the month. Exmouth Town triumph in front of big turnout Another huge turnout, the biggest of the day in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division (Step Five), was at Southern Road. It saw Exmouth Town strike early in their meeting with Shepton Mallett. Indeed, it was a first-minute goal…

The first Saturday of February was not a particularly profitable one for local football clubs in East Devon playing at step five and six, writes Stephen Birley. Exmouth Town let a 2-1 lead slip to end up losing 3-2 on their visit to Cadbury Heath for their latest Toolstation Western League (step five) game. The Southern Road men remain second in the table, but this defeat may well prove to be fatal in terms of their title aspirations. Town were 2-1 to the good thanks to goals from Arron Denny, who netted in the very first minute, and Nathan Cooper,…

The penultimate Saturday of October brought success on both the football pitch and rugby pitch for East Devon teams. Exmouth Town FC came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Saltash United to climb into ninth spot in the Toolstation Western League, while Exmouth RFC were 48-19 winners at home to Brixham. They are now the ‘best of the rest’, sitting third in the South West Premier League table with University of Exeter and Weston-super-Mare-based Hornets the two at the top both sporting 100 per cent record after seven games. Ottery St Mary AFC won for the tenth time…

The second Saturday of September was not kind to many of our East Devon football teams, but it was better for local rugby, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town suffered a fourth successive defeat when they went down 1-0 to Shepton Mallet in a Toolstation Western League meeting. ‘The Mallet’ are now the only unbeaten side in the Western League top flight and the Town defeat means that, in the past 14 days, they have exited the FA Cup and FA Vase and lost back-to-back league games. In the South West Peninsula League Premier East, Ottery…

There is plenty of football and rugby sporting action in East Devon on the first Saturday of September, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town are away in FA Cup action on Saturday, September 4, and travel to Plymouth Parkway FC where they will meet Cornish side Truro City (3pm) in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, in terms of games in our area, two of our four East Devon clubs playing in the South West Peninsula League Premier East are in home action with Ottery St Mary, who moved up to fourth with…

The final Saturday of August saw matchday 18 bring the curtain down on the 2021 Tolchards Devon Cricket League and there were very mixed emotions for clubs across East Devon. Exmouth travelled to Hatherleigh knowing only a win would see them retain their Premier status, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley. The home side won the toss, batted first, and closed on 260-6 after 50 overs. Second change George Greenway was the most successful of the Exmouth bowlers with his return being 2-51. The Maer men were given a century start thanks to James Horler (48) and Andrew Buzza…

There is plenty of football this bank holiday weekend for East Devon clubs – with a host of fixtures on Saturday, August 28.  Top billing locally goes to the Toolstation Western League game at Southern Road where Exmouth Town will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season in both league and FA Cup when they entertain Cadbury Heath (3pm). The top local game in the South West Peninsula League Premier East is at Washbrook Meadows where Ottery St Mary, who have made an unbeaten start in terms of home games at the higher level, entertain Torridgeside with this game…

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